Question What do i plant in autumn and winter?

Jake Bak

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Hello, as you can probably tell, I am a gardener from a cold climate (Bendigo) and this is my first time growing stuff in winter. From the books I have read and the videos I have watched, I am thinking of planting Turnips, Radishes and Lettuce in Autumn and Beetroot, Cauliflower and Leek in Winter. The average winter temperature here is about 8 degrees C. My question is if I am planting the right plants (Stated above) in the right season for my climate. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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t4ms

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Hi Jake,

Your winters sound similar to what we get up here in New England. Frosts are the biggest concern and can destroy stuff overnight. I always have a pot of silverbeet on the go and, while it can take a battering on a frosty night, it has always survived. As a renter and container gardener I've tended to ignore the garden over the winter and focus on soil improvement and compost making but this year I'm going to have a crack at some winter veg too.

Ignore the summer sowing guidelines (it's hotter down in Bendigo than up here) but here's a sowing guide for our region:
http://slaati.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Armidale-Vegetable-Sowing-Guide.pdf
 

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Hi Jake, generally most brassicas should grow ok through winter such as cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, kale etc. Also try iceberg lettuce and various peas.

I found this chart online about growing vegetables in Bendigo it's part of a pdf brochure that might interest you.
bendigo vegetable growing chart.jpg

Here's the link:
https://www.brfa.org.au/wp-content/uploads/Home_Grown_Web.pdf
 
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